Last Saturday, Sydney-based organisation GetUp! launched a petition to ‘Save the Murray Darling’ explaining the Basin was on the verge of ecological collapse because of over-extraction from heavy irrigators. The petition already has nearly 40,000 signatures. Getup! is intending to present the petition to Environment and Water Minister, Tony Burke.
This Saturday/today, there is a colour, quarter-page advertisement in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald (page 13) explaining that taking more water from food producers now, won’t save the Lower Lakes next drought.
The advert also provides the url for the website www.mythandthemurray.org .
I suggest you rip the page out of the newspaper and post it to Tony Burke.
Tony Burke MP
PO Box 6022
Canberra, ACT 2600
You could also include a copy of this blog post: http://www.mythandthemurray.org/getup-and-visit-the-murray-darling/
If you want to fax the advert and blog post, Mr Burke’s number is (02) 6273 6101.
It is important that you can be bothered.